So Proud of these Gentlemen

Great article about Mumford and Son’s impact is the US. So proud of these guys and all the people who put the Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers together.

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I’m not usually one to go about casting superlatives like “phenomenal” at concerts, but this week’s Mumford and Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Tour Stopover in Downtown Bristol was nothing short of. And I’m not just talking about the 90 minutes the lads held forth onstage (which was, in and of itself — in a word, phenomenal).

The band’s whole approach was, to me, transformative — as much about the City of Bristol as it was about themselves. From venue selection to the band’s accessibility and immersion, theirs was a timely and welcome model of inclusivity.

For starters, they narrowed their sights on National Trust Main Street Communities, of which Bristol is one, and returned one percent of the nearly 15,000 ticket sales to the city’s downtown revitalization efforts.

Limiting the scope of their summer tour to just four U. S. towns afforded them the chance to hang around…

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